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    27 Things You Need If You've Basically Never Done Your Makeup Correctly

    These will *literally* take your hand and show you that makeup isn't so hard — when done with really, really easy products.

    1. A winged eyeliner stamp, because this'll tackle the seemingly impossible task of drawing the perfect cat eye by simply stamping on pro-level wings. Will you get all the credit? Obviously.

    2. A pack of eyeshadow shields that'll act as DIY stencils for eyeliner so those of us without steady hands (👋) can master even lines without spending 40 minutes on trial-and-error.

    3. A Pür correcting primer in five different formulas so you can rely on a one-and-done solution to covering dark spots, redness, uneven skin tones, you name it. Open bottle, rub onto face, close the bottle. That's it.

    4. A ChapStick conditioning lip scrub for making your pucker as even as possible, therefore wishing flaky lipstick adieu. Not to mention its formula of maracuja and coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E will ensure its all ~smooth~ sailing from here.

    5. An Etude House brow pencil, because this is your new go-to if your brows aren't even friends (more like third cousins removed). This will fill in even thin hairs for a natural-looking yet bold finish with its double-sided design: one to precisely draw and the other to neatly brush.

    6. A Sigma Beauty kabuki brush that'll work with your foundation to instantly create an airbrushed effect with just a flick of the wrist. Days of streaky and uneven makeup are BEHIND us, my friends.

    7. A Rimmel shadow stick so your eye makeup is done in just one, two, swipe. Its *super* simple design has us rookies in mind to make smokey eyes actually achievable with just one tool.

    8. A Burt's Bees lip shimmer for those who just know any lipstick is going to be every shade of wrong before it even goes on. This is subtle, natural, but still *just* enough of a gleam to give you some credit.

    9. A pack of Sephora Collection makeup tape, because this will help your skills *stick* by making straight lines a no-brainer when it comes to intimidating eyeliner (all while keeping both your hands free).

    10. A cult-fave L'Oréal mascara that'll definitely be an inexpensive alternative to the many trial-and-errors you've been using. If over 1,000 people have found this to be the best clump-free, volumizing dupe to more expensive mascaras, there's a 99% it'll work for you too!

    11. A Revlon eyeshadow kit with a primer, three combinable shades, and a top shimmer coat so achieving that fancy ~contouring~ look is already all laid out for you. Put down the Youtube tutorial and BREATHE.

    12. A Maybelline concealer for a quick way to correct any eyeliner smudges so you don't have to start all over. This little trick will save you both time and tears — not to mention your now sharp-looking wings make you look like a pro.

    13. A popular eyelash curler, because this will pump up your lashes' volume and prevent clumping — all before you even put on mascara. Reviewers with short lashes swear by these, because they effectively lengthen without tugging or pulling!

    14. A Stila corrective primer with three serums that'll neutralize redness, conceal blemishes, energize skin tones, and brighten complexions — all before you have time to mess up. What do we want? RESULTS. How do we want it? In the simplest way possible, please.

    15. A Smashbox triple tone lipstick so creating the seemingly difficult ombré look is right at your *fingertips*. No confusing tutorial necessary.

    16. A blending sponge for applying makeup a heck of a lot better than with your fingertips (hello smooth, even finish) so under-eye bags, zits, etc. can go *undercover* — and stay that way.

    17. A Shany eyeshadow primer, because smudging, fading, and creasing don't stand a chance against this waterproof formula. This means BUSINESS — and will make sure you get the super-pigmented look you wanted all darn day.

    18. A Fenty matte lipstick that'll make it easy for you to experiment with ~fun~ shades, thanks to its formula that's specifically designed to complement every skin tone. Is that Confident by Demi Lovato playing? It is.

    19. A pack of Almay eraser stickers so you can sharpen rookie wings however messily applied (we've all been there). Just a swipe with these in the corner of your eyes and voilà: smudges are gone and your selfies await.

    20. A Tarte color-correcting palette for evening discolorations, concealing acne, contouring, and brightening — all in one color wheel! Did I mention its numbered and comes with a guide? No mountain (of a pimple) is too high for this tool.

    21. A L'Oréal foundation, because this bb boasts ~40 shades~ — making it pretty darn plausible you'll find a shade that matches your complexion. Aka you're finally done trying to find The One. So happy for you two!

    22. A hydrating highlighter stick that'll merely require you to *point* it in the right direction when it comes to bringing out those cheekbones. Its creamy formula makes creating a subtle sheen a literal two second process — aka very little time to panic.

    23. A Lipstick Queen lipstick so you don't have to hunt down a shade that feels natural. This little stick of magic shifts into a fitting hue based on your lips' pH level, which is a heck of a lot easier than standing in front of the makeup counter for approximately 17 hours.

    24. An E.l.f. makeup remover pen for erasing mistakes faster than you have time to cry about it — aka any and all smudging is gone STAT.

    25. An LED magnified mirror, because this will help you get up and close and personal with that mascara wand. Plus it mimic natural light so there are no, um, surprises when you leave your house.

    26. An Urban Decay mascara primer that'll both prevent clumping and draw out your lashes to their fullest. Translation: It'll condition each lash so by the time you apply mascara, they're already thick and long.

    27. An Aesthetica contouring kit so you can master Kim-K-level contouring without her makeup artist's bill. This'll take you by the hand and give you step-by-step instructions on how to achieve professional-looking contouring on a budget.

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